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Razer's "Dime" Tease is World's Thinnest Gaming Laptop

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June 1, 2013 6:07:48 AM

They going for Alienware's throat. Aluminum > plastic.
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June 1, 2013 6:29:46 AM

Still wouldnt touch this laptop with a 10 foot pole. Too much money for too little performance.
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June 1, 2013 6:54:30 AM

who needs a thin gaming laptop anyway... just saying....
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June 1, 2013 7:35:57 AM

thasan1 said:
who needs a thin gaming laptop anyway... just saying....


While I would usually agree with such statement, I do find myself needing a thinner laptop than I what I've been using currently. I'm thinking of picking one of MSI GE series laptop since I've personally seen them close up and they are pretty good for the price and heat doesn't seem to be an issue either.
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June 1, 2013 7:51:11 AM

The problem with thin and gaming is the heat generated by the cpu gpu and the poor poor gamers who happen to actually have it on their laps..... this babies going to FRY !
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June 1, 2013 10:40:43 AM

waaayyy to expensive......
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June 1, 2013 10:43:08 AM

...read all of that and get to 1600x900 resolution.
Wtf with laptop and desktop displays already? They are cramming QHD displays into PHONES!! Handhelds that cost $300 have better displays than this! Why?!
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June 1, 2013 11:03:42 AM

eh , no ,since there are companies like pc specialist and others that you can build custom laptops , i can build a laptop for 800 pounds that smashes this to a wall ,...
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June 1, 2013 11:04:12 AM

chumly said:
...read all of that and get to 1600x900 resolution.
Wtf with laptop and desktop displays already? They are cramming QHD displays into PHONES!! Handhelds that cost $300 have better displays than this! Why?!

maybe a larger screen is more expensive to manufacture. it sure would be good to see 2560 X 1440 diplays sell for 200$..
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June 1, 2013 11:06:18 AM

eh , no ,since there are companies like pc specialist and others that you can build custom laptops , i can build a laptop for 800 pounds that smashes this to a wall ,...
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June 1, 2013 11:06:28 AM

I can't believe this strategy of sticking to high-end niche user devices is actually working out for Razer. I mean it must be since they keep releasing product after product that the average gamer wouldn't even touch without massive disposable income and a flagrant disregard to price/performance. The prices for what you get are even worse than the old Alienwares from the mid 2000s.
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June 1, 2013 12:58:46 PM

Honestly I'd be suprised if Razer is selling many Blades. Most people can't afford an $1800 laptop, and even if they could, you can get a laptop with a 680m/7970m for that price that has at least 50% more power than that 765m. I guess I can see the appeal of having a super thin laptop, but I get the feeling this thing will get super hot because it's so thin.
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June 1, 2013 1:08:29 PM

I love the specs for this 14", and its under $2K... Cloud would work well on the move, and a wired/wireless HD would work well for storage. What If you ditched the keyboard and added touch screen to it with dual boot Windows and Android? On the go tablet, but at home, work, or dorm, use your awesome gaming keyboard and mouse, and of course that big HD TV instead of dinky computer monitors? Am I on to something? Of course you have to add a snap dragon daughter card to it.. or perhaps you can just use some windows VPN or other remote computer to viewer software hooked up with you Android based phone, touche!? Hmmm maybe this is my answer to the next system I get after my aging X58 finally gives out...

But there is one difference, like overclocking my i7-930 from 2.8ghz to 4.1ghz, when can we get these laptops with with good OC'able motherboards? And Im sure we can find some aftermarket coolers that would work outside the box, if not connected in some form or anther?

Discussion please
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June 1, 2013 1:15:49 PM

thasan1 said:
chumly said:
...read all of that and get to 1600x900 resolution.
Wtf with laptop and desktop displays already? They are cramming QHD displays into PHONES!! Handhelds that cost $300 have better displays than this! Why?!

maybe a larger screen is more expensive to manufacture. it sure would be good to see 2560 X 1440 diplays sell for 200$..


I bet you this laptop costs more than $2k. If I'm forking out that kind of cash for something that competes with sub-$1000 computers, I expect it to have AT LEAST the standard, which is 1080p.

That GPU has less than half the memory bandwidth than a 660ti. At 1080p with the settings turned up I don't think this thing could've handled 1920x1080. That probably had more to do with the choice of monitor resolution by Razer than anything.

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June 1, 2013 3:30:40 PM

Yes all Aluminum gaming PC. Why isn't this a must!? Alienware's plastic overheating pile of grap is why i haven't purchased a new gaming notebook. After repairing so many damn notebooks.
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June 1, 2013 6:02:49 PM

In a year when the technology gets better, I would love to buy one of these that is faster than my current desktop.
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June 1, 2013 6:49:20 PM

magicandy said:
I can't believe this strategy of sticking to high-end niche user devices is actually working out for Razer. I mean it must be since they keep releasing product after product that the average gamer wouldn't even touch without massive disposable income and a flagrant disregard to price/performance. The prices for what you get are even worse than the old Alienwares from the mid 2000s.

Believe it or not, it actually costs money to redesign the entire inside for sustainable cooling management. Cramming everything into 0.70 inches and there is going to be a lot of redesigns for nearly everything. You're paying a premium for this. The Macbook Pro has been doing this for a while, and people thought you were only paying for the brand name, disregarding the aluminum body and different air flow system.
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June 1, 2013 7:07:50 PM

One thing that concerns me on this laptop is heat. The thinness of it leaves very little room for fans so it leave it up to the aluminum chassis to dissipate the heat. Knowing that gaming on a laptop get pretty darn hot do you really want to holding or resting your hands on the heat sink? Not the best to have on your lap on a warm or hot day either.
great idea, excellent weight, just curious over the cooling.
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June 1, 2013 8:34:50 PM

bgunner said:
One thing that concerns me on this laptop is heat. The thinness of it leaves very little room for fans so it leave it up to the aluminum chassis to dissipate the heat. Knowing that gaming on a laptop get pretty darn hot do you really want to holding or resting your hands on the heat sink? Not the best to have on your lap on a warm or hot day either.
great idea, excellent weight, just curious over the cooling.


From Anandtech (about the previous models):
"A quick refresher from last time: the Blade was hot. Damn hot. We saw internal temperatures of 95C on the CPU and 80C on the GPU under loaded conditions, numbers that we were simply not that comfortable with. But it wasn’t just at load; this was a system that got relatively toasty even at idle, where we saw temperatures in the 50-60C range. This resulted in a system that ran hot to the touch (though most of this heat was directed away from areas that are commonly touched like the keyboard and palmrests) and constantly had the fan running, even when bouncing around the internet or YouTube. Put simply: not great.

Thankfully, the redesigned cooling system has helped tremendously, particularly at low load. The system now idles in the 37-42C range, significantly lower than the 55ish it used to go for, and it’s very rare to see the fans spool up until you start gaming. I put it through my typical 100% system load, basically using Furmark 1080p and wPrime 1024M looping to peg both CPU and GPU load at 100% for a sustained period of time to see where temperatures settled. wPrime is multithreaded so with 8 threads it's loading all four cores equally. I saw CPU temperature settle in the 85C range, while GPU temperature maxed out at 90C. It’s still pretty hot, but even at a sustained hour-long clip, I never saw throttling—the GPU core was pegged at 950MHz—and the fan itself was much less intrusive than before."

Unless their thermals have improved dramatically since late 2012 (haswell and gk106 might have done wonders, who knows?) this thing will idle at around 40C and max out at somewhere just shy of boiling. lol. Great if you live in Alaska or Canada.
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June 1, 2013 10:14:47 PM

The prices were there earlier. For their smaller Razer Blade laptop; Base was $1800 and then it went to $2300, for the 512GB SSD. Maybe $2500 but I think $2300.
The Razer Blade Pro (same hardware except bigger screen and a few goodies) topped out at $2800 for the 512GB SSD version.
Price gouging needs to be reduced, and an option to bring the laptops to 16GB of RAM is needed.

It looks very similar to the Asus U47a.
I can't believe they can stick in a 60w GPU + a non-lowvoltage 35W(~47w with VRMs & integrated GPU) into a 4.1 pound laptop. The AC adapter is 150 watts.
This is around the same thermal capabilites as my 8 pound Asus G50VT laptop.
I don't doubt it's possible though. This Razer Blade has 2 fans so it could have enough air flow to manage it.

1 concern is the temperature of the battery and how that is affected long term. In a plastic chassis, the battery can be more easily shielded from heatsink heat.
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June 2, 2013 11:57:44 AM

People you are missing the point its not about the price per performance, we all know there are way better performing laptops for the price but none of them are as lightweight and slim as this one. This, I assume appeals to the people who constantly travel a lot and use their laptop for all things including "heavy gaming". There is a market for everything i guess.
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June 2, 2013 5:13:46 PM

I know a lot of people who can't afford this, but your paying for the best.
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June 2, 2013 7:25:17 PM

"Thinner than a dime and more powerful than other traditional desktop replacements today"
This is never going to outperform my alienware, not even going near par.
Performance per weight ratio is different from raw performance.
Btw alienware chassis is made by magnesium and aluminum, only covered by plastic and manages to stay cool with 200w of components 100% load for hours :-)
Only my back has complaints :-D
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June 3, 2013 10:56:57 AM

"Thinner" than a dime ? That's not "mis-leading", it's an outright lie. "Thin" refers to thickness, not width or length. Those in Marketing lie almost as much as lawyers. No wonder no one trusts anything they say
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June 3, 2013 1:56:35 PM

Huh, this laptop makes me think MacBooks would look good in black, practically is a MB clone design. But yeah the price to performance ratio is way off but you are paying for quality material instead of cheap plastic that some higher perf laptops that cost less use. Tough trade off.
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June 3, 2013 6:12:02 PM

My MSI GT70 laughs... its half the price while topping performance by more than 35%
It is heavy though...
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June 4, 2013 8:15:58 PM

"Thinner than a dime" isn't clever or misleading, it's a straight up lie. It is thinner than the diameter of a dime. It is not thinner than a dime.
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June 7, 2013 12:20:58 AM

its thin so its hot becuz of gpu n cpu so i might lose my balls if i put it on my legs :|
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